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This lens fell short of my expectations. I read all the rave reviews of it, and I expected a gem of a lens that would deliver sharp, clear, colorful images. I was planning on using it for a general walk-around lens, to take pictures of stills, portraits, landscapes, and street photography. The lens delivered as far as size and weight. It's very comfortable to carry, and the range is very good for a general purpose lens. The images have good color rendition, and are sharp as long as I stay don't stop down wide open. Now the f1.8 is part of why I bought this lens! The images I've taken with it below 3.2 are too soft and unfocused for my taste. I like images that are tack sharp, and frankly this lens is does not deliver in that regard, at least not stopped down. Other than that, it takes very nice photos, just don't expect clear crisp images at below 2.8 or so.